Mysql Using Xampp

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It consists mainly of the Apache HTTP Server, MariaDB database, and interpreters for scripts written in the PHP and Perl programming languages. MySQL WorkBench and XAMPP are primarily classified as 'Database' and 'Web Servers' tools respectively. Advice on MySQL WorkBench and XAMPP. Step 1: First, reach in the folder where you have installed your Xampp Software. Step 2: After that, go to the destination file – mysql/bin/my.ini (The ‘ my ‘ file with extension of Configuration Settings) Step 3: In that file, you’ll be seeing some lines of code like this. EDIT: The MySQL configuration file should be in.xamppmysqlbinmy.ini. You need to find the bind-address parameter and change it to Everyone on your network should then be able to connect that MySQL instance. Of course, that may include people who better shouldn't do that. Cd c: xampp mysql bin mysqld.exe -default-authentication-plugin=mysqlnativepassword -initialize-insecure -basedir=c: xampp mysql -datadir=c: xampp mysql data Start the MySQL service (in your XAMPP Control Panel) Data restore. Import the SQL dump file into the new database. How to Create table in MySQL db using phpmyadmin xampp server. Start xampp control panel and run Apache, MySQL server. Open your web browser and type localhost/phpmyadmin into your address bar. Now first you have to create MySQL database so read my tutorial for How to create MySQL database.

To those who are using XAMPP, you can connect to the database through these steps:

  1. Go to the xampp > apache > conf, then open httpd.conf using your editor.
  2. Search for 'Listen' and find the one that doesn't have a # before it. Change whatever number you have there to 3306. (i.e. Listen 3306)
  3. Search for 'ServerName localhost' and change the number to 3306 as well. (i.e. ServerName localhost:3306)
  4. Save and exit.
  5. Now type this in your editor:$db = new PDO('mysql:host=localhost;dbname=database;port=3306','root',');

Hope that works!


Dennis Amiel Domingo Great tip! Do you know if there is a way we can access Xampp directly through the code editor? I have Xampp and Visual Studio Code but would like to run everything from VSC if possible?

After some research I found a solution that worked for me.

Mysql In Xampp Tutorial

  1. Download XAMPP
  2. Start mySQL in XAMPP, it should be on port 3306
  3. In Visual Studio Code download and enable the extension 'PHP Server' by baprifa (Ignore this step if you already have, or if are using a different php server. This is the one I happen to be using)
  4. In Visual Studio Code download and enable the extension 'MySQL - MySQL management tool' by Jun Han
  5. Reload Visual Studio Code to ensure it's activated.
  6. In the Visual Studio Code Explorer you will now notice a MYSQL drop down tab at the very bottom. There should be a localhost database in there. If it's not appearing or shows an error, open XAMPP again to make sure you started mySQL
  7. You should now be up and running. To upload the project to phpMyAdmin in XAMPP, open the database.sql file that was downloaded from treehouse for the project. Right click anywhere on the document, and select option that says 'Run MySQL Query'.
  8. You can verify you are connected by opening the XAMPP control panel, Start the Apache Server, Open Web Browser and type localhost
  9. It will bring you to XAMPP page hosted locally on your computer. From there click phpMyAdmin link. On the left hand side verify that your database was uploaded.

NOTE: in this exercise the teacher is using the SQLite (PDO) driver. Instead, you will need to use the MySQL (PDO) driver.

To test that everything is working, in the inc folder, create a connection.php file. This is the code I used to test:


After saving it, right click and choose PHP Server: Serve Project to view.

NOTE: If both the Apache Server in XAMPP, and PHP Server by baprifa in VS Code are running, the PHP Server will be the one that works. To use phpMyAdmin you must stop the PHP Server.... at least that's how it is on my system.

I hope this info is helpful. I am new to this, so if there is anyone with more experience who would like to add or correct anything I may have typed, please feel free to comment.

Thanks jaycode! Unfortunately, I'm not that familiar with Visual Studio Code. You may wanna try this link:

Mysql Using Xampp

Hope that helps!

Thanks Dennis. I've seen this before. It's a good video but is for php debug. I would like to connect Visual Studio Code to phpMyAdmin (The one from Xampp) . I am not sure if this is possible.

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When you have large SQL file and you want to import existing data from other installation or from host. First you need to export the data. But sometime we may face such a situation, import large sql file in XAMPP.

In this article you will learn how to import large sql file with the command prompt in XAMPP for Windows.

We will use Command-Line Tools (Shell) to import large database SQL file.

Import mysql db using command line is very simple statements, effective and fast compare to importing huge database from phpmyadmin. There are one more advantage using this method the default mysql db upload file size is doesn’t a matter using Command-Line Tools (Shell).

#1. Open the XAMPP Control Panel

Make sure Apache and MySQL are running and click the Shell button in the XAMPP Control Panel.

#2. To import database, use the following command


  • username – your MySQL username. e.g. root
  • database_name – database name you are importing to
  • /path/file.sql – full path to your .sql file

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when you haven’t created a MySQL username. In that case, you need to type “root” for the username.

Note: On the below screen command, you will define own define own database name. The database name will be the one that you created in the phpMyAdmin and would like to import to SQL file. In our case, we have database name “the_code_developer”.

Mysql in xampp not starting

Enter password: (leave it blank, it’s not set by default) and click enter to continue process.

#3. If you want to see import process to screen then use the following command

Mysql Using Xampp Tutorial

Once your database SQL file successfully import then you will get following response like in the below image.

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